In Mourning - Monolith


8.3 | 425 votes |
Release date: 25 January 2010
Style: Melodic death metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

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01. For You To Know
02. Debris
03. The Poet And The Painter Of Souls
04. The Smoke
05. A Shade Of Plague
06. With You Came Silence
07. Pale Eye Revelation
08. The Final Solution (Entering The Black Lodge)

Staff review by
Thryce
Rating:
N/A
Progressive Melodic Death metal
Recorded: Black Lounge Studio, Sweden 2009
Label: Pulverised Records
Total Running Time: 57:04

Here we have an album that will undoubtedly make it to a lot of end of year lists. And when I say a lot, I actually mean a lot. Mark my words.

Lately I'm not too much into either prog or melodeath. But this may well be one of the best progressive melodic death metal albums I've heard in, oh I don't know, ever. The brutal truth is that In Mourning knocked the ball right out of the park with this one. Seriously, this album rocks so fucking hard I can't even begin to tell you.

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published 27.02.2010 | Comments (24)

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
7.5
Monolith is a huge freaking disappointment. Not that I was blown away by In Mourning's previous effort but because this is probably the number one album in terms of wasted potential. Seriously, friends, there are soooo many good, smart, catchy and even mind-blowing riffs and leads on this album, which are completely ruined by boring retreats to dragging, recurring, "sentimental" mid-paced melodies. Take track one: what initially sounds like something heavy and bombastic is later ruined by the higher-register-guitar-driven whiny chorus, and then later saved again by a great bridge, and then ruined again... So many times have I found myself banging my head to some great grooves in a particular song only to be pissed off at how the song develops later ("Pale Eye Revelation") or being initially bored and then taken by surprise ("With You Came Silence"). Inconsistency...

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published 18.12.2010 | Comments (13)

10.04.2010
Monolith is easily among the most awesome releases I've heard all year. This addictive and hauntingly beautiful album is every reason why In Mourning are/should be top of the class.
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28.08.2010 - 12:30
Rating: 9
Hardin
One of the most talented bands out there. Hope to see more good records from these guys in the future
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05.09.2010 - 13:22
Reza
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Written by Dark Doom on 27.04.2010 at 17:22

Not good as previous album !

Totally agree
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16.12.2010 - 02:10
Daydream Nation
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Meh. Not bad. Not excellent.
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27.12.2010 - 00:36
Rating: 10
tirim4
Freakin' great album! I saw them live this summer at a local festival otherwise mostly filles with crap and actually wrote down their name to look them up but never did so. Then I saw this review and OMG! I just love it!
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30.12.2010 - 03:34
Rating: 9
Neklan
Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 8
Originality: 9
Production: 10
CD Covers: 10

Best Songs:
02. Debris
04. The Smoke
08. The Final Solution (Entering The Black Lodge)

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07.02.2011 - 00:24
Rating: 10
Purgatori☠
Best Songs:
02. Debris
04. The Smoke
08. The Final Solution (Entering The Black Lodge)

Agreed
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09.02.2011 - 11:31
Rating: 10
Therapy?
I once saw the band Ghost Brigade as a pre programme to Amorphis. I was sold immedeately!! But that band has only two albums, so I needed new material... but I wanted THAT kind of music. I searched around and with the help of Last.fm I found this band.

I downloaded In Mourning's albums immedeately and this album was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Pure awesomeness! I will buy it as soon as I can find it
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15.02.2011 - 18:03
Rating: 10
ViolentPrayers
This album is AMAZING

Its the fine line between Iced Earth and Opeth, with a hint of Dark Tranquility. All 3 would be proud.
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17.02.2011 - 23:25
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
At first listen it's definetly an upgrade from their rookie release!
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